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On December 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2018, Profiles in History will host the Hollywood Auction where an extraordinary collection of costumes and artifacts from some of the biggest silver screen favorites like Star Wars, Jaws, The Wizard of Oz and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes will be available for bidding at their offices in Calabasas. Here, we round up some of the auction highlights:

Essentially Marilyn Auction

The morning of December 11 will kick off the Hollywood auction at Profiles in History with the Essentially Marilyn Collection. The showcase of costumes and personal items of Marilyn Monroe, currently on exhibit at The Paley Center until October 28, 2018, will all head to auction including iconic outfits from movies like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Prince and the Showgirl and The Seven-Year Itch. One of the most exclusive items up for bids will be a private studio recording of Marilyn singing the never-filmed song “Down Boy” from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a unique piece of Marilyn history that has never before been released.

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marilyn monroe Marilyn Monroe singing

Among Marilyn's archives is a note that reveals the answer to an age-old mystery – how she got her stage name Marilyn Monroe – with a signed photograph to Fox executive Ben Lyon thanking him for her pseudonym. Also available are signed pictures from her childhood, annotated movie scripts and handwritten letters.

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Hollywood Auction

sigourney weaver alien Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Alien

After the Marilyn Monroe auction, the highly anticipated Hollywood auction will commence at Profiles in History with costumes and props from some of America's biggest cinematic favorites, all currently on exhibit at the Paley Center through October 28, 2018. The highest valued collection is from the 1979 Academy Award-winning film Alien that includes Sigourney Weaver’s leather jacket, jumpsuit, custom Reebok sneakers, stunt rifle and flamethrower, estimated to sell together for $300,000-$500,000.

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Star Wars

The mega-hit Star Wars trilogies will offer a number of quintessential props from the films. Aficionados can purchase part of the action, such as the T.I.E. Helmet and Luke Skywalker light saber from the original Star Wars: A New Hope, C-3PO Hands and an Imperial Scout Trouper Helmet from Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and a screen-used Stormtrooper helmet from 2015's Star Wars: A Force Awakens signed by cast members like Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill.

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Star Trek

From the epic science fiction TV show Star Trek: The Original Series, "Trekkies" will be able to bid on a Type-2 Phaser Pistol and Captain James T. Kirk’s third season tunic worn by William Shatner.

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Action Films

hoverboard Marty McFly's hoverboard in Back to the Future II

Many of America's most beloved action movies will be represented at Profiles in History with lots such as an Arnold Schwarzenegger endoskeleton puppet from Terminator 3, a pair of ark angels from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine claws from X2: X-Men United, Michael J. Fox's Mattel Hoverboard from Back to the Future II, Sean Connery's James Bond 007 suit worn in You Only Live Twice and a clapperboard from Jaws.


car The original Bluesmobile in Blues Brothers

At Profiles in History, musical lovers will find iconic props from 20th-century classics like the Wicked Witch of the West's flying hat from The Wizard of Oz, as well as a mini 75-inch Bluesmobile from Blues Brothers. And for those who want the ultimate prize of Hollywood stardom, Irving Thalberg's Best Picture Oscar from Mutiny on the Bounty is also up for auction.